• “But When We Started Singing…”

    But When We Started Singing…

    Conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Primo Levi

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    This one-man performance is inspired by the life and poetry of Holocaust survivor and world-renowned author/poet and Italian/Jew, Primo Levi, 1919-1987 who is known for his works such as, If This Is A Man, The Periodic Table, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved.

    $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

    Learn more about Bob Spiotto and his upcoming performance using the links below:

    Press Release: But When We Started Singing…

    Learn About Our Actor!

    Learn about Holocaust Survivor Primo Levi in BBC’s article:

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190305-primo-levi-a-clear-eyed-view-of-evil-pain-and-humanity

     

     HMTC,
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY11542
  • The Rescue: Film + Live Concerto

    We invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary film, The Rescue, which tells the story of José Arturo Castellanos, one of the few Latin American Righteous Among the Nations and the only righteous from Central America.  Following the screening, the filmmakers Alvaro and Boris Castellanos will host a Q&A.  The audience will be treated to a musical performance by a six-piece Latin chamber orchestra featuring Grammy-award winning Latin Jazz master Luisito Quintero.

    At St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall, Glen Cove

    Sunday, April 28, 1pm

    To register, visit sjjcc.org/rescuefilm

    Learn more about this documentary online:

    http://www.castellanosmovie.com/

    Community Partners

    Congregation Tifereth Israel • Glen Cove Child Day Care Center • Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County • Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island • La Fuerza • North Country Reform Temple

    For more information, contact Susan Berman, Director of Community Engagement, (516)484-1545 Ext. 202, sberman@sjjcc.org

  • Press Release: But When We Started Singing…

     The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Presents But When We Started Singing… A One-Man Performance Inspired By Primo Levi Conceived and Performed by Bob SpiottoSunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

    Bob Spiotto as Primo Levi

    Glen Cove, NY… The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, But When We Started Singing…  The performance will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542.  This one-man performance, conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto, is inspired by the life and poetry of Holocaust survivor and world renowned author and poet and Italian-Jew, Primo Levi (1919-1987).

    Robert “Bob” Spiotto is a creative/artistic/management professional who has worked in arts and entertainment for more than 30 years. He holds a B.F.A. in Theater Performance from Hofstra University and a M.F.A. in Directing from The Catholic University of America.  Mr. Spiotto is currently the Director of Programs/Special Events at New York’s famous Friar’s Club.  Previously, he served as the first Executive/Artistic Director of the historic Suffolk Theater (theater/restaurant/bar), prior to which he worked at Hofstra University (1990-2012) as Executive Producer/Artistic Director for Hofstra Entertainment; Artistic Director of Community Arts Programs for the Hofstra Cultural Center (music, theater, cultural, original programming), and Director/Producer of Special Events (festivals, conferences, public programs).  He served on the faculty of Hofstra’s School of Continuing Education, taught classes for Hofstra’s Summer Camps, and was an adjunct professor in their School of Communication as well as Hofstra’s New College. Mr. Spiotto has received awards from Hofstra University for his distinguished service and teaching accomplishments.

    In addition to his many accomplishments, he has directed hundreds of theater productions at various regional and professional theaters, schools and universities, as well as for various organizations and companies.  He has also created and appeared in numerous one-man shown exploring the lives of P.T Barnum, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Primo Levi Michaelangelo, Sholom Aleichem, and others.  A trio of his critically acclaimed one-man musical tributes include That’s Amore:  A Tribute to Mr. Hollywood Musical – Harry Warren, Shades of Grey: A Musical Tribute to Joel Grey, and Courting the Jester: A Salute to Danny Kaye, which was re-worked and presented at Lincoln Center.

    Primo Levi was born in Turin, Italy in 1919, to a family of assimilated and fairly non-religious Jews with Spanish roots.  In 1943, he joined a band of partisans devoted to fighting Germans and Italian facists.  Levi spent 10 months at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and was liberated in 1945.  In 1977 he retired from his position as manager of a chemical factory in Turin, devoting himself exclusively to writing until the time of his controversial death on April 11, 1987 in the apartment building where he was born and eventually took up residence.  Levi is known for his novels and poetry collections such as If This Is a Man, The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When,  and The Drowned and the Saved.

    $10 suggested donation to attend.  Light refreshments will be served. Seats are limited; reservations are recommended.  RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

  • You’re Invited to The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s Tolerance Benefit: “Taste of Long Island” and Silent Auction Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

    Glen Cove, NY…  Experience a taste of Long Island’s best restaurants at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) annual Tolerance Benefit: “Taste of Long Island.”  This year’s benefit features a tasting event and silent auction on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY.  In addition, three middle and high-school students will be presented with the Friedlander Upstander Award.

    Bidding at the Silent Auction

    The Tolerance Benefit is a way for donors, volunteers, Holocaust Survivors and members of the community to join together to raise money in support of HMTC’s Holocaust, anti-bias and anti-bullying education programs. Those donations make it possible to provide transportation for school groups to visit HMTC’s world-class museum and to hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust Survivor and for nurses and law enforcement officers to participate in free training workshops.

    The Friedlander Upstander Award, presented by HMTC and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, is awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County middle school and high school students who have acted as Upstanders against bullying or intolerance in any of its forms. Recipients receive a $2,500 scholarship.

    The Tolerance Benefit is sponsored by Samar Hospitality, the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation, Stewart Title Associates, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, and Mojo-Stumer Associates. Other Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $135 a person and a ten-pack of tickets is available for $1,200. To make a donation or purchase tickets or a sponsorship online visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/tolerance2019.

    For more information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tickets, contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

  • 2nd Annual State of Antisemitism: Local & Global

    Join us at the Global Institute at Long Island University’s 2nd Annual State of Antisemitism: Local & Global at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Attendance is open to the public but you must RSVP in advance to Harrison Feuer at harrison.feuer@liu.edu or (516) 299-2560.

  • 10th Annual Golf & Games Outing

     

    Individual golfers are $775 a person. A Classic Golf Package with one foursome is $3,000. Individual games players are $100 a person. Reserved games tables are $500 a table. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

    For more information contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

     

  • 2018 Chinese Banquet

    2018 Chinese Banquet 

    benefiting the

    Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center 

    Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. 

    $90 per person

    Location: Restaurant in Nassau County

    Includes:
    Multiple courses
    Wines matched to the food
    Gratuity

    Space is limited. 
    Reservations accepted with payment in full.
    First come, first served.

    Checks made out to HMTC and sent to:
    HMTC
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 11542

    For more information:
    Harriet Becker at (516) 466-4761 or ebottomsup@mac.com

  • 25th Annual Tribute Dinner

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    at
    Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation

    Honorees:

    Rabbi Myron and Ricky Fenster
    Legacy Award

    Renee Katz and Sheila Rind
    Bruce Morrell Education Award

    Stuart Narofsky
    Public Service Award

    with

    Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Dani Dayan
    Keynote Speaker

    and

    Charles Fazzino, 3-D Pop Artist
    Unveiling of “After the Darkness”

    Contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org for more information or to purchase tickets or a sponsorship package.

  • Lessons from the Holocaust: The Path to Justice and Equity in Higher Education

    First Annual Path to Justice Conference

    Lessons from the Holocaust:
    The Path to Justice and Equity in Higher Education

    co-sponsored by 
    Nassau Community College
    and the 
    Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

    CCB 252/3
    Nassau Community College
    One Education Drive, Garden City, NY

    The objective of the conference is to share knowledge in the fields of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Studies, Multicultural/Diversity Studies and the role of social justice advocacy in higher education, while building collegiality, community and understanding across these disciplines.

    Some of the topics that will be covered include Survivor testimony; ethics and choices; physical and spiritual resistance; and America’s roles and responsibilities.

    Registration is required. RSVP by May 1. Lunch and certificates will be provided. For more information or to RSVP contact Joyce Stern at Joyce.Stern@ncc.edu.

     

  • Chinese New Year Banquet Will Benefit HMTC

    Year of the Monkey

    Celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey, with the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Join us at a Chinese New Year Banquet, which will benefit HMTC, Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at a special, surprise location, somewhere in Nassau County, which will be revealed two weeks before the banquet. The cost is $85 a person and includes multiple courses of food, wines matched to the food, valet parking and gratuity.

    Space is limited. Reservations are accepted with payment in full on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP send a check made out to HMTC to: HMTC, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542, Attn: D. Lom. For more information contact Harriet Becker at (516) 466-4761 or ebottomsup@mac.com.